Homes With a History: Coonley House in Riverside, Ill.

Built by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this National Historic Landmark is an excellent example of prairie-style architecture.
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Photo By: Baird & Warner, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Baird & Warner, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

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Photo By: Baird & Warner, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Baird & Warner, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Baird & Warner, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Baird & Warner, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Baird & Warner, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Baird & Warner, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Baird & Warner, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Baird & Warner, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Baird & Warner, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Baird & Warner, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Coonley House in Riverside, Ill.

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's best examples of prairie-style architecture, the Avery Coonley House was built from 1908-1912. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home has been fully restored to its original beauty but updated for today's living. There's a certain appreciation for the architectural details, including the gorgeous Craftsman-style windows. The large reflecting pool adds a unique element to the design.

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Foyer

Staying true to the Craftsman style, the foyer features warm wood furnishings and wonderful architectural details, like the trio of windows above the console table. Reddish-brown tile is grounded by an area rug that adds color and interest to the space.

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Living Room

Wood-framed windows and furnishings bring exquisite Craftsman style to the living room. Large, graphic area rugs ground the tile floor and add visual interest to the straight-forward, masculine design.

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Hallway

Leading the way to the second floor living area, a narrow hallway includes a low, built-in bookcase on one side to display art, books and personal treasures. The real show-stopper, though, is the vaulted ceiling with Craftsman-style skylights to match the overall design of the space.

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Dining Room

In the dining room, a brick fireplace keeps the space extra cozy, and a custom wood-trimmed ceiling with a row of skylights stays true to the Craftsman design. Anchored by a traditional red rug, high-back dining chairs and a chunky wood table offer comfortable seating for six.

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Dining Room

Beautiful wood furnishings paired with a traditional red rug bring a warm, inviting vibe to the dining room. High-back dining chairs and a sturdy wood table offer a place for both casual and formal dining, depending on the occasion. Striking Craftsman windows surround the space to provide ample light during the daytime, while sconces in between add ambient lighting in the evenings.

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Eat-In Kitchen

The spacious, eat-in kitchen boasts warm wood throughout the cabinets, windows, furnishings and floors. A unique tray ceiling with a wooden border stays true to the historic home, while stainless steel appliances add an updated touch to the space.

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Sitting Room

Two distinct sitting areas offer ample seating for family and friends when entertaining. Wood-backed sofas, stained glass lamps and upholstered benches reflect the Craftsman design found throughout the home.

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Upstairs Foyer

Gorgeous Craftsman-style skylights bring in warm, natural light to the upstairs foyer. A wall of low, built-in bookshelves store personal treasures, books and art as you make your way to the second floor living area.

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Second Floor Living Room

The second floor living room features an open layout with two designated seating areas, each grounded by a traditional area rug. A custom wood-trimmed ceiling ties the space together and adds interesting depth to the design.

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Bedroom

Craftsman-style windows and furnishings create a homey feel in this bedroom. A simple wooden canopy bed pairs with soft green and blue linens to add a calming vibe to the space.

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Upstairs Living Area

Upstairs, an open, second floor living room includes both Craftsman-style furnishings and traditional leather sofas for optimal seating. The unique, wood-trimmed ceiling adds stunning interest and texture to the room.

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Bathroom

For a more modern, updated touch, a glass-enclosed shower was added to this Craftsman-style bathroom. A vintage soaking tub and pedestal sinks bring a more classic, traditional feel to the space.

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Patio

Surrounded by lush potted plants, the partially shaded patio opens up to the reflecting pool and includes two seating areas to enjoy some fresh air.

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Backyard Garden

In the backyard of the historic home, you'll find well-manicured landscaping and pathways with pops of yellow flowers to break up the greenery.

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Exterior at Night

Built 1908-1912, this historic prairie-style house has been completely restored and resides in Riverside, Ill. A large reflecting pool adds a whimsical, unique element to the property. 

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